JMC Partner Program Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy Announces New Chair in Constitutional Democracy
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Officials from the University of Missouri Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy announced today that Jay Sexton, an internationally acclaimed historian, has been named the inaugural Kinder Institute Chair in Constitutional Democracy. Sexton, who will begin his position at MU on Sept. 1, will be leaving his position as lecturer and tutorial fellow at the University of Oxford’s Corpus Christi College and director of the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford, the largest institute outside North America for the study of U.S. politics, history, culture, literature, and international relations.
“The Kinder Institute quickly has become a national center of excellence for the study of American political thought and history,” Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said. “The addition of Dr. Sexton as the first Kinder Institute Chair in Constitutional Democracy will contribute to the University’s growing reputation as a national and international hub for scholarship on the United States’ constitutional and democratic traditions.”